You've struck it rich! What is the first thing you do?

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  1. Cre8tor profile image92
    Cre8torposted 12 years ago

    You've struck it rich! What is the first thing you do?

  2. Kadmiels profile image49
    Kadmielsposted 12 years ago

    verify that the money is actually in my bank account

  3. rebeccamealey profile image90
    rebeccamealeyposted 12 years ago

    I would find one needy person and share. I would make their day!

  4. Michele Travis profile image66
    Michele Travisposted 12 years ago

    It kind of depends on how rich.  I would help my family.  I would help children with disabilities, people who are homeless, people who are hungry.  There are so many things you can do to help other people!  If you could help other people wouldn't that be wonderful?  It would be like following Jesus, and  asking God what He would want you to do with the money.  Well after taxes of course.

  5. IntimatEvolution profile image68
    IntimatEvolutionposted 12 years ago

    Contact my investment guy, and then call my attorney.

  6. Cyndi10 profile image83
    Cyndi10posted 12 years ago

    Contact the lawyer to take care of any legalities, give, give, give, then seek investment advice for the rest with the idea of indulging in fulfilling some of my dreams.

  7. dmop profile image80
    dmopposted 12 years ago

    I have multiple invention ideas, many of which would improve the world as a whole, the first thing I would do is invest in protecting those ideas and bring them to the public. I am currently working on one of them, but the process is very expensive; and time consuming when you are doing all the footwork yourself.

  8. onegoodwoman profile image68
    onegoodwomanposted 12 years ago

    Keep the news to myself, buying what my home needs, helping my adult children, and aging parents.

    The money will simply be there when they need it.   Even my hubby of many years, is used to me " pulling it out of the hat", or having a "little, set back".

    My favorite charities would receive a bigger donation than I have been able to give in the past, and most certainly, would my church.

    No need for them to know of my windfall..............the announcement, would bring them out of the woodwork!

  9. edhan profile image37
    edhanposted 12 years ago

    Share my joy by building some shelters for the homeless as well as for monks. At least it will help those homeless to have a roof over their heads without feeling the cold outside. And for the monks, it will be a place where they can help giving prayers to save our souls.

    Next will be providing an opportunity for homeless to learn how to earn a living ... and many more other ideas along the way ...

  10. rajan jolly profile image91
    rajan jollyposted 12 years ago

    I have a lot of social issues that I would like to benefit from this windfall. I'd go for them first.

  11. jpcmc profile image90
    jpcmcposted 12 years ago

    set aside funds for my daughter.  I need to make sure she has money.

  12. Attikos profile image82
    Attikosposted 12 years ago

    Realize that the government one way and another is going to confiscate most of it, so you either surrender by putting it into a bank where those pirates can get to it with ease, or you spirit it and yourself out of the country before they can.

  13. moiragallaga profile image76
    moiragallagaposted 12 years ago

    Pay off my debts, both financial and especially those people who stood by me and lent a helping hand during the times I was down.

  14. athena2011 profile image56
    athena2011posted 12 years ago

    Pay off any debt that I owe, put aside some for investment and help out the charitable organizations I have been wanting to help forever, there are so many of them. I would also put aside some for my family.

  15. EuroNinila profile image71
    EuroNinilaposted 12 years ago

    Pay off school loans and pay off my sisters school loans as well.  Fix up my boyfriend's mom's house because she deserves it and buy my aunt a new car because she deserves it as well ( they are both hard working women).  Then I'd keep the money and live as I am now, maybe invest my money  in a few ways that I already have in mind and then just live life normally and always have money as backup just in case.

  16. bruzzbuzz profile image60
    bruzzbuzzposted 12 years ago

    I guess the first thing I would do if I struck it rich would be to arrange for an orderly and very quiet transfer of the money into my bank account.  I would try to keep the news of my sudden fortune as secret as I could and would probably give to charity and family in a slow and steady way so as not to bring too much attention to myself.

  17. JKenny profile image89
    JKennyposted 12 years ago

    I would only tell my close family, because I wouldn't want all the attention that comes with striking it rich. Then, I would place the money into a savings account with a decent interest rate. Each year I would withdraw a certain amount of money and just live off that.

  18. profile image0
    Darkmetalyposted 12 years ago

    go see bands that i like play in concerts.

  19. moonfairy profile image72
    moonfairyposted 12 years ago

    there's so much I would do, but I know that the very first thing would be to plan a tropical vacation. after that, many wonderful things would follow....

  20. profile image0
    Emer420posted 12 years ago

    Pay off my student loans, bills, and anything else that needs to be paid every month, for the rest of my life and put the rest in the bank.  I would also buy a big house and open a live in care center for special needs 18 and over so they have a safe and happy place to live.

  21. Josh Lakie profile image55
    Josh Lakieposted 12 years ago

    First pay off any debts that I owe. Second, put that stuff in a savings for a while and let it accumulate even more! It all depends on how much you got, but I have seen someone that had won the mega millions on television and he was accumulating right around 19,000 dollars per day in interest from the bank.

  22. xethonxq profile image67
    xethonxqposted 12 years ago

    Pay off every single one of my outstanding bills.

  23. feenix profile image58
    feenixposted 12 years ago

    If I ever "strike it rich," the first thing I will do is give away most of the money.

  24. Cre8tor profile image92
    Cre8torposted 12 years ago

    Thank you all for participating. Some interesting answers. Can't say I'd choose the same as some but because all the answers add to my thought, UPS for all. I haven't found how to close these yet so until I do....I will not be voting going forward. Sorry. QUESTION CLOSED - Cre8tor

  25. CJ Andrews profile image86
    CJ Andrewsposted 12 years ago

    Call the accountant and attorney.  Make new goals and make bigger strides towards helping my family and future family.  And act like nothing has happen.

  26. nifty@50 profile image67
    nifty@50posted 12 years ago

    The first thing to do is c.y.a, Cover your assets! Incorporate  into an LLC (limited Liability Corporation) so that in the event of a law suit your exposure is minimized.

  27. kayyluh profile image61
    kayyluhposted 12 years ago

    Help out my family first, then pay for my education!

  28. larryriegle profile image60
    larryriegleposted 12 years ago

    go to disney world and show off my super bowl ring...then spend the rest in las vegas gambling until the season starts again

  29. Shell-Belle profile image60
    Shell-Belleposted 12 years ago

    Pay off any debt! Then go back to school, and maybe buy a home.

  30. guruu01 profile image61
    guruu01posted 12 years ago

    if it is possible then i m happiest man on the earth n as u said what the first thing u do....i know the man who suddenly struck by such a big amount is totally confuse what to do with these money...

    but if me firstly i fulfill all the dreams of my family...after that if some amount of money is remaining then thought about myself... because money is today but sure that it will be with you tomorrow..but u r is always with u in happiest n sandiest moment of u r life..

    first thing with this amount i buy for my self is my first wrangler jeep with royal Enfield..

    but dreams never some

  31. BriansGal316 profile image61
    BriansGal316posted 12 years ago

    Buy a house and a really expensive pair of shoes!

  32. pingthis2012 profile image60
    pingthis2012posted 12 years ago

    you have to first define what rich is, because to some it's just a state of mind tongue as for my definition of rich (10M+) 50% would be contributed to rebuilding poverty stricken communities providing jobs, educational opportunities, better living facilities, etc. The other 50% (5M) would be split 3 ways. 1/3 directed towards real estate, 1/3 dedicated to stocks/forex etc, 1/3 for private use.

  33. funsoaregbesola profile image65
    funsoaregbesolaposted 12 years ago

    Sit down and plan how to stay RICH!... Peoples first impulse is to go out and celebrate; get every single thing they have always wished to get but by the time they are done, they usually realize that half the money is gone and they have more bills to pay... so i say again, i will take a breather, think and plan how to keep and multiply those new-found riches.

  34. AdiLad profile image56
    AdiLadposted 12 years ago

    Make sure you never have to work again either by going into property or stocks and shares etc.

  35. profile image0
    onlookerposted 12 years ago

    Pay off the mortgages, duh!! like right then i swear by the book!

  36. profile image0
    Catzgendronposted 12 years ago

    Funny I've had this answer in mind of quite a few years just in case I win the lottery. Of course as I've grown older and my children have as well the list has changed. I would get all my debts paid, renovate my house, pay off my parents house, by houses for my children, create trusts funds for my grandchildren, take my family to Walt Disney, help out family and friends and invest the rest.

  37. MSantana profile image64
    MSantanaposted 12 years ago

    I will visit my family and spend a mini vacation with them.

  38. catherinewalsh profile image60
    catherinewalshposted 12 years ago

    Open a breast cancer pink house where people could go for information and support. smile

  39. Wise Words profile image40
    Wise Wordsposted 12 years ago

    Split it into four equal amounts Invest a quarter of it to buy property to rent out, secondly put a another into a savings account, thirdly buy shares in a big company e.g. apple, Facebook etc. Fourthly enjoy the last quarter :-) Go on holiday, buy a car you decide.

  40. Silver Poet profile image69
    Silver Poetposted 12 years ago

    I would pay bills and slice off a large portion to fund my favorite charities.

  41. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 12 years ago

    Place it in a local bank. Request a financial advisor and invest properly, then pay off all of my debt. I would also find a family who is in dire need and assist them. If they lost everything, I would find a home in a nice neighborhood purchase it and hand them keys to there new safe haven.

  42. DzyMsLizzy profile image85
    DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years ago

    HOW rich?  If I suddenly came into millions, allowing me to basically live off the interest, then first, I'd pay off my mortgage and those of both my kids.
    Then, I'd open a huge no-kill animal shelter.
    I'd probably also open a tuition-free private school to teach kids properly, with critical thinking skills and real-world knowledge, instead of this "teaching to a test" nonsense that has become our excuse for "education."


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